Get Involved

Good relationship and communication between parents and the Center are important for the well-being and positive development of the children.  We understand that parents are their children’s first teachers and we strive to communicate and collaborate fully with each family.

We encourage our families to get involved in whichever ways their schedule allows.  The following are ways communication between Northwoods Child Development Center and families are initiated:

Parental Services

  • Daily verbal communication with teachers
  • Each family /child has a cubby/mailbox
  • Daily individualized infant/child communication report
  • Weekly lesson plan posting /monthly calendar
  • Monthly menu sent home
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Shared nutrition information
  • Parent teacher conferences (scheduled twice a year-Spring and Fall)
  • Community resource information, Birth to Three, Dental Hygienist, photographer for Picture day, Health Department

Below are ways Northwoods Child Development Center families can get involved.

Family Activities

  • Family swim/pot luck
  • Thanksgiving luncheon
  • Santa’s Brunch/winter wonderland party
  • Donuts for Dad or Bar-b-que with Dad.
  • Ice cream social.
  • Mother’s Day brunch/lunch
  • Picnic in the Park, End of the year party

 Community Service Projects

  • Judes Trikeathon
  • Food pantry collection
  • Children’s clothes swap
  • Other projects based on families interest

Parent/Family Participation in Classroom and Center

  1. Help organize holiday parties and special events for the children
  2. Helping teachers cut out bulletin boards, creating and collecting for art Center, etc
  3. Volunteer in classroom
  4. Help with yearly parent survey
  5. Become your class’ teacher liaison

Special Events for the Children

  1. Magnificent Me Parade
  2. Dinosaur Rock Party
  3. International Festival
  4. Summer Preschool Olympics
  5. Tricycle Rodeo
  6. Splash Parties
  7. African Dance and Story Telling
  8. Holiday Parties
  9. Halloween Pumpkin Patch Party and Parade
  10. Other events

Events and projects may change yearly, depending on teachers’ unit plans.